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Monday, April 4, 2011

Reader in search of bookmark for spiral books

Reader Sharon Y emailed me recently asking if I've ever seen a bookmark that fits onto the spiral binding of planners or notebooks. I haven't so I thought I'd put the question out to you all.  This would be a very useful thing if it exists!

The thing about these types of bookmarks is that the attachment has to match the size of the spiral, so it's difficult to have a standard size for the bookmarks.

Has anyone seen these for purchase anywhere? Please post a comment with any ideas or recommendations! Thank you!


  1. Day-Timer makes a vinyl page locator (http://bit.ly/hNcXDc) but it's specifically for their planners. However, I would thing that if you can get some fairly sturdy vinyl you could create your own bookmark using a hole punch.

  2. try this http://www.brightandbold.com/fingerprintbookmarks.html

  3. Staples has the page markers with flags for spiral notebooks. I have seen them in the sasme aisle as the notebooks.

  4. Hi Laurie and Sharon. I don't have a super-excellent answer for you, but as coincidence would have it, I did make my own - and it was easy! I think it might have taken me 15 minutes (2 minutes to make it and the rest of the time to embellish!).

    I posted it for you to see: http://somenotesfromafar.blogspot.com/2011/04/hello-there-sunshine.html


  5. Also, plannerpads.com sell bookmarks for their wirebound planners. For the UK: organisedmum.com sell bookmark-sheets (meaning they are approx. A5 sized), three per package.

    Another option would be to use those really sturdy Avery stick-on Page tabs. Excellent quality!

  6. http://www.officeworks.com.au/retail/products/Office-Supplies/Document-Filing-Storage-and-Presentation/Document-Presentation/Display-Books/AC1821001
    this is from the aussie stationery store officeworks. I have some of these at home. Are they what you had in mind?

  7. Planner fail, just thought I'd throw that out there!
    You know I was using the "PlannerPad" for the last 2 months. Loved the concept, hated that I had to carry 2 books due to I needed a place for daily notes. That concept fell right on it's face. So like many of us, I am so fustrated I can't stand myself right now.
    So, to accomidate my fustrations I did what any crazed planner nut would do, I ordered a completely different system!!
    As expensive as they are, I ordered the Time System COMPLETE professional setup. Should be here on Thursday. The positive side, you ask?
    If I don't like the "expensive" binder, it will fit one of my Filofax binders, A5 of course.
    Let you know my 1st impressions!

  8. Laurie;
    if she can find one from Day Timer, Day Runner or Franklin Covey's ring binders, they are easily converted. Use a marker to designate each wire location, hole-punch where needed, then cut through the edge into the hole on the short side. Widen the slit as need to snap in, but hold. You can remove most of the middle ones or any where it won't fit, just cut it straight. An alternative ~ buy a pack of stickers that come with a stiff, clear plastic card backer & use that. I have been using the modified DT for several years, make a new one when it gets scruffy...

  9. Thanks for all the great ideas everybody!!

    Greg I'm really curious to hear about how the Time System works for you!

  10. Greg, I've used T/S for years. Good setup, rather dull binders (a5 filofaxes do fit!). Curious to hear how you will like it. What happened to your blog btw?

  11. Monoblock has these little printed bookmarks attached to the spiral binding with a little chain. Pretty cute and matchy-matchy with the notebooks


  12. Initial take on the system is.....scared!
    I received it today and there is a ton of tabs, pages with different ideas, etc. Calendar is liniar rather than block style, but I'm all for new ideas. Paper seems thin and the binder is definitly boring. I received a CD with this and have replayed it twice just to try and understand it all. This may be trying just to get used to the system. It is very different from anything I've ever used. Binder seems sturdy and is a little larger than an A5 Filofax but I can see where the pages would fit ina Filo binder. But all said, I really need something that EVERYTHING can go in to. Every meeting, every voice mail, every report on an employee. This was extremely expensive, @Jotje, I'd really like to hear your take on this and any suggestions you may have on using the system.

  13. If you'd like you may email me at judith_lang(at)yahoo(dot)com. Don't want to hijack Laurie's blog ;)


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